Dora Stone

I'm a personal chef, closeted vegan, lover of food, and tequila.

My Five-Year-Old Saved My Life

[My sister has asked me to share her story in the hopes that her testimony can help at least one other person who has been a victim or is a victim of domestic abuse.]...more

Not-a-burger (Garam Masala Veggie Burger)

I dislike veggie burgers. They’re not burgers!!! Inevitably though, you will find yourself eating one, because they are commonly the only vegetarian-vegan options available at casual restaurants....more

Quinoa and Zucchini Stuffed Chile Relleno & Creamy Chipotle Sauce (vegan)

In May, I wrote about wanting to quit blogging, so it might come as a surprise to you that I started a new blog! Unfortunately, for all you English speaking readers it’s in Spanish....more

Closeted Vegan

About 3 years ago I encountered a health problem. A painful, persistent, and obnoxious health problem that I would rather not discuss in detail. I visited many, many doctors, was on a lot of medications, and was pretty much in constant pain all the time. Nothing helped. I was desperate and began to lose faith in western medicine....more

Why I write about food

I’m beginning to think I write about food because it’s easier than writing about the reality of our world. It’s easier than writing about war, women being abused everyday, or children dying of hunger. It’s easier than talking about the difficulties of parenthood, the struggle to make ends meet, loneliness, or fear....more

Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

Day of the Dead Festival

Beautiful celebration! Thanks for sharing.more

Lord Manderly's Pork Pie

Reading at the Table: Food News Roundup

image courtesy of nuttakit/freedigitalphotos.netLiquid Nitrogen Cocktails, are they dangerous? (The Salt/NPR)A necessary conversation, after a British teenager lost her stomach after drinking a liquid nitrogen cocktail....more

Healthy Tips of the Week

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Can Do Now·         Reduce Contaminants at Home: Eat organic foods, limit intake of preservatives, clean with organic products, filter tap water and ban smoking.  Personal care products should be checked for parabens.  Minimize dry cleaning (or air clothing out for several hours) and/ or seek out alternative methods like wet cleaning or liquid carbon dioxide....more